May 12 to May 13
During this fun, annual event, the Indianapolis Zoo puts the spotlight on all mothers — both human and animal.
The recognition begins right as you enter the Zoo with a special "Proud Mom" sticker. The fun is just beginning as the whole family participates in the Zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Follow the clues to discover several Zoo mothers and interesting animal facts along the way. For example, did you know that a mother elephant carries her calf for 22 months? Or that the whole group, or pod, of dolphins help to raise young dolphins? Once you finish the exciting hunt, stop over at the White River Gardens Gift shop to receive a special gift!
To remember your special day, there will be Mother's Day photo opportunity located along the main pathway. Special Mother's Day coloring sheets can be found to the side for your little ones to decorate for you, too! Are you a brand new mom? Don't forget to check out the Nursing Mom's Nest presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health while you're here. Located in Flights of Fancy, this private space offers a place for moms to care for and breastfeed their babies.
Mother's Day weekend activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission.